Steve Reifenberg Travel Fellowship

Next Deadline: Passed

The post-graduation fellowship opportunity will contribute not only to the student’s education, but also to career, personal, and leadership development, consistent with and inspired by the example of Steve Reifenberg, former Program Director of the Regional Office of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, whose early experience as a volunteer in Latin America informed a lifelong commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice that became the hallmarks of a career dedicated to these issues.


Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this fellowship in order to engage in a transformative international experience in the area of social or environmental development in Latin America. The experience should be focused on social or environmental development.

Application Requirements

  • A completed application form via Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT). Please search for "Steve Reifenberg" to locate the application.
  • A current unofficial transcript
  • An essay/proposal (of up to 1,000 words) that outlines the candidate’s plans for spending 4-6 months in Latin America, reasons for applying for the fellowship, and expectations on how the time abroad will help develop future plans. The essay should not merely deal with proposed travel plans but focus more directly on personal needs and the potential for growth seen in this fellowship.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Updated resume
  • Letter of invitation from the hosting organization(s)

Availablity of Funding

The Fellowship will provide a stipend of up to $10,000, as well as soft resources, for a Harvard College graduate to spend 4-6 months following graduation dedicated to volunteer or community service in/relating to Latin America. Applicants should be aware that COVID-19 restrictions may apply to travel for this fellowship in 2022-2023. 


Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs